India and England will lock horns in a five-match T20I series starting March 12. All the five T20Is will be played at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. India vs England is always a contest to savor, especially in the shorter versions of the game. With some of the world's best players featuring on both sides, one can expect fireworks along with stiff competition for the entire course of the five T20Is in Ahmedabad.
Both the teams are ranked in the top-3 of the ICC Men's T20I rankings and the visiting England side has lately been a force to reckon with in the T20 format. Despite securing a 3-0 whitewash victory over South Africa, the tourists will be wary of the Indian challenge in their home conditions. Even the hosts would be confident after their last two away wins against New Zealand and Australia.
The India vs England T20I series could see both the teams experimenting with their team combination in an attempt to figure out their best playing XI in the Indian conditions. With an eye on the T20 World Cup later this year, India will aim to zero-out on the balance of their playing XI while England will look to test a few of their players in what might be the best possible practice for the marquee event.
Match Details for India vs England 1st T20I
Match Date: March 12, 2021
Timings: 7:00 PM IST, (01:30 PM GMT)
Venue: Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
India vs England – 1st T20I Live Streaming details
How to watch Ind-Eng T20 on live TV and online?
Star Sports will bring the live telecast of the 1st T20I in five languages including English, Hindi, Kannada, Telugu, and Tamil. Star Sports 1, Star Sports Hindi will live broadcast IND vs ENG T20I matches. Viewers can access the live streaming of the T20I series on the digital streaming platform – Disney+Hotstar on mobile, laptop, and tablet.
How to watch Ind vs Eng T20I in the UK?
Channel 4 has rights to telecast England's Tour of India 2021. All five T20I matches will be free-to-air in the UK.
England T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.
India T20 squad: Virat Kohli (Captain), Rohit Sharma (vice-captain), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suryakumar Yadav, Hardik, Rishabh Pant (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Yuzvendra Chahal, Varun Chakravarthy, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tewatia, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Navdeep Saini, Shardul Thakur.